The Little Red Podcast interviewed FSI senior fellow and SCCEI co-director Scott Rozelle on their podcast to discuss whether common prosperity in China can trickle down to the countryside or not and how China's rural population came to be where they are today.
The Los Angeles Times writes about China's new "common prosperity" campaign to narrow the gap between rich and poor. However Scott Rozelle doesn't think "any of these policies that they’re doing are addressing the real underlying issues.” Rozelle says they need to invest in rural education so that workers can move into higher-skill jobs.
Author Anne Stevenson-Yang exposes the unseen rural China and states that "the best corrective to misunderstandings about this “invisible China” is a book that came out in 2020 and remains the most important book on China in a decade: Invisible China, by Scott Rozelle and Natalie Hell."
"[Rozelle and Hell's] fresh book, Invisible China, focuses on an issue that has received little attention, China’s vast, isolated and long-neglected rural population. As the authors see it, the rural challenge has ‘remained invisible for too long, not only to the outside world but also to many Chinese’."
Xi Jinping himself has warned China’s wealth gap is not only economic but political and could threaten party’s legitimacy. Scott Rozelle is quoted sharing just how rare it is for someone in China to move from living in poverty in rural China to the ranks of the educated middle class. This article authored by Vincent Ni is also featured in Taipei Times.
"As the ruling Communist Party celebrates its 100th anniversary this week, China’s leaders face formidable economic challenges, from falling birth rates and income inequality to rural-urban opportunity gaps." Scott Rozelle shares his insights.
In this article by the Wire Scott Rozelle, SCCEI Co-Director and development economist, talks about the middle income trap, educating China's children, and why we should all want China's economy to succeed.
"Other countries might be able to address their shrinking workforce by replacing quantity with quality. But according to Invisible China, a new book by Scott Rozelle and Natalie Hell, the Chinese labour force has one of the lowest levels of education of any comparable country..."
This article features Scott Rozelle's research on China's demographics and labor force in China. Rozelle's work indicates that China has a lower quality work force "because China has failed to provide education for all youth through high school, particularly in rural areas."
Author Nathan Vanderklippe quotes Scott Rozelle and references his research about the need for improved parenting education in rural China to reduce the number of cognitively delayed babies across rural China.
According to World Bank data, only a handful of economies have risen from middle to high income since 1960. But a large group of countries has remained middle income for decades, seemingly unable to reach high-income status. Will China be one of those countries that gets stuck in what is called the “middle-income trap”?
In this piece written by Hoover senior fellow Elizabeth Economy for Foreign Affairs, Economy highlight's Scott Rozelle's research detailing the lack of educational opportunities—in terms of both access and quality—necessary for many in rural China to be able to participate effectively in the country’s rapidly emerging technological revolution.
SCCEI director Scott Rozelle's research on the disadvantages to the hukou education system in China is featured in this article published in "The Economist." Rozelle is quoted saying, “It is really, really clear that it is now much, much harder for a poor, rural kid to get into a good university.”.
The Economist Global Business Review listed the Invisible China as one of the five notable books in 2021. This list is made by the editors from the Economist for the World Reading Day (April 23, 2021) and is posted in Chinese.
Scott Rozelle joins ChinaTalk to discuss his recent book "Invisible China: How the Urban-Rural Divide Threatens China’s Rise", co-authored with Natalie Hell. The podcast discusses how China’s 900 million-strong low-income population will decide China’s future development path.
Jude Blanchette from CSIS recommends Scott Rozelle's new book "Invisible China" saying, "If you’re thinking seriously about China’s future trajectory, it’s imperative you read this book to understand the possible impacts of China’s chronic underinvestment in education.”
Scott Rozelle is quoted in the Politico China Watcher newsletter speaking about China's Five Year Plan and what's missing. Rozelle focusses on China's need to dedicate more resources and efforts into improving rural schooling and human capital across all ages.
Stanford Center on China’s Economy and Institutions (SCCEI) Co-Directors Scott Rozelle and Hongbin Li hosted a “Faculty Meet & Greet” event to introduce the academic community to the work they will be doing under the new center. They were joined by 9 Stanford faculty affiliates who briefly presented their research projects within SCCEI's 6 flagship research initiatives.